FREE Festivals This Weekend in Chicago

It is summertime and that means great weekend festivals in Chicago.  From food fairs to outdoor concerts, Chicago’s summer festivals leave no neighborhood uncovered. There’s something exciting going on all season: from local music to major artists, food to jazz, art to athletics, the Windy City has got it all. Gear up for fun with this guide below with links to this weekend’s neighborhood street fests, outdoor concerts, art shows and cultural celebrations big and small across Chicago and the suburbs (and a preview of next weekend!).


June 1-10:  Pivot Arts Festival (Edgewater)

June 6-10: Chicago Underground Film Festival(Logan Square)

June 7-Aug. 30: Summer Concert Series (Lincoln Square) | Map

June 8-10: Andersonville Midsommarfest | Map

June 8-10: Chicago Blues Festival (Loop) | Map


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June 8-10: Spring Awakening (University Village) | Map

June 8-10: Ribfest Chicago  (North Center) | Map

June 9-10: Bolingbrook Burgers, Brews & Blues Fest | Map

June 9-10: Wells Street Art Festival (Old Town) | Map

June 9-10: Old Town Art Fair | Map

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June 9-10: Promenade of Art  (Arlington Heights) | Map

June 9-10: Pilsen Food Truck Social | Map

June 9-10: Printers Row Lit Fest | Map



June 13-Aug. 18: Grant Park Music Festival (Loop) | Map

June 14-17: Fiestas Patronales Puertorriquenas (Humboldt Park) | Map

June 15-16: The Scottish Festival & Highland Games (Itasca) | Map

June 15-16: Craft Brews at the Zoo (Lincoln Park) | Map

June 15-17: Taste of Randolph Street (West Town) | Map

June 15-17: Oakley Ave. Festa Pasta Vino (Lower West Side) | Map

June 16-17: Chicago Pride Fest (Lakeview) | Map

June 16-17: Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park (Loop) | Map

June 16-17: Old Canal Days Craft and Art Fair (Lockport) | Map

June 16-17: Custer Fair (Evanston) | Map

June 18-Aug. 16: Millennium Park Summer Music Series | Map







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